Economics encourages students to produce cogent analysis of problems in the world around us and provide informed solutions.
Economics at City
A thorough understanding of economic theory helps students understand the underlying dynamics of finance, business, politics, international relations and current affairs. Such knowledge also informs our pupils' decision-making skills.
Why study economics at City?
The economics department aims to provide a learning experience that is topical, inspiring, stretching and enjoyable. We work hard to ensure learning takes place in an environment which is both supportive and non-judgmental. Most lessons are discussion-based and encourage students to harness an ability to develop their own opinions using economic theory with logical analysis.
Teachers use both current affairs and historical examples to introduce topics and to support students in their efforts to apply the theory to real life situations. In order to foster a knowledge and understanding of recent economic affairs, the department uses a wide variety of stimuli ranging from newspapers, magazines, lectures and current books.
"Economics has replaced my presuppositions with opinions that are grounded in reasoning and theory"
Beyond the curriculum
The school makes use of its links with The City of London and the parent community to organise various speakers that have a great deal of relevance to economics students. Students have been attending the annual Tacitus Lecture at the Guildhall and participating in the follow up Tacitus Public Speaking Competition.
Year 12 students are involved with organising the annual City economics conference where eminent speakers present their views on a topical issue in a Question Time style curated discussion with students from a number of different schools.